A crowded dock on a late July afternoon
The vast majority of people and things get onto or off of Savary via this dock. It is managed by SIDAC, the Savary Island Dock Advisory Committee.
The Dock looking west
(2003 water-colour by Michael Kluckner)
According to Ian Kennedy: In the early 1910s "Harry Keefer approached H.S. Clements, a personal friend and the Member of Parliament for Comox-alberni, Savary Island's riding, with a view to acquiring needed docking facilities for the resort. Approval came quickly. Work soon began…"
(Source: Sunny Sandy Savary, p71)
The original dock/wharf
(Source: Magnetic Isle)
___________________________________________________________________Government Sessional Papers and a contemporary diary indicate that the wharf was built during 1912 and it was in use by 1913 if not earlier.
___________________________________________________________________It is a bit of a quibble, however, I think 'wharf' might be a preferred term (at least for old-fashioned people). I appreciate that language and meanings are evolving; however, the traditional definition of a 'dock' is, I believe, the water that the vessel can occupy beside the structure- wharf, pier or whatever
Everyone I know calls it "the dock", but I have heard people refer to it as "the wharf", so let's use both. The island is evolving both physically and linguistically. Cheers
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